Fish Crow in flight over Egmont Key – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light
This Fish Crow in flight over Egmont Key In Florida image isn’t the best, I see many flaws in it, but on my old photo gallery this photo had by far the most views in the entire gallery. I’m talking tens of thousands of views and I just don’t know why it was so popular. Certainly there were and are better quality and more appealing images than this one is my photo galleries.
Until today I’ve never posted it on my blog because of the flaws I see in the photo, one of the biggest flaws in my opinion is that the Fish Crow had begun to turn away from me when I took the image. Sure, I can see the eye of the crow but I don’t have eye contact with it and typically I would not have kept this image because of that let alone post it in my galleries but I did like the spread wings, how I can see the feet of the crow and the nice details I can see in the dark feathers. But that is about it, I think it is “okay”.
What I do know is that the appeal of an image is always subjective, one person may like it while another might think there is nothing very interesting about it.
Some people might love Fish Crows or crows in general, I do, I love all corvids, while others hate them and despise their very presence on the planet or blame them for doing what they do naturally when they take an egg or a Least Tern chick from their nest.
I created this Fish Crow photo but I don’t “get” why there were so many views of it. It is a puzzle and I’ll never know the answer to it. It is a mystery to me.
Life is good.